What will drive change over the next decade? Railroading’s future leaders share their ideas

By Staff, Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 2019 Progressive Railroading recently asked the honorees of the 2019 Rising Star Awards what…

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Japan: Train crash highlights risk of Tokyo’s ‘unopened’ rail crossings

By KAZUHIRO KIDA, Nikkei Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; September 6, 2019 TOKYO — Japan’s railways are renowned worldwide for…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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Opinion: An investment that could yield huge dividends in Oklahoma

By Arnold Hamilton, Guest Columnist, The Journal Record; August 29, 2019 When it comes to passenger rail connecting Oklahoma’s two…

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Workin’ on the railroad—man or machine?

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; September 3, 2019 Since shortly after World War II, the number of…

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Iowa Pacific’s Mount Hood Railroad owes nearly $10,000 to Oregon’s Parkdale museum

By Emily Fitzgerald, Hood River News; August 28, 2019 On April 22, 2017, Mt. Hood Railroad hosted a kickoff celebration…

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Northern Michigan railroad tracks receive upgrade

By Dan Nielsen, Traverse City Record Eagle; August 21, 2019 TRAVERSE CITY — A five-month-long project is chugging along the…

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Alaska Railroad service restored after wildfire-related cancellations

By Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News; August 21, 2019 Alaska Railroad trains returned to service Wednesday after cancellations and disruptions…

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Dutch to increase train frequency with 2020 timetable

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 20, 2019 DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail has completed the planning for the 2020…

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California county prepares to seize Mount Hood Railroad property from Iowa Pacific

By Emily Fitzgerald, Hood River News; August 17, 2019 Hood River County is preparing to move forward with seizure of…

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Rail safety advocates renew push for Positive Train Control

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; August 20, 2019 — Fifty years after a fatal train crash in Connecticut,which led…

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Stanley M. Herzog, 1949-2019

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; August 5, 2019 Stanley M. Herzog, President of William E. Herzog Enterprises, died August…

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Del Mar, California is weak link in San Diego’s coastal railroad

By Phil Diehl, Del Mar Times; July 28, 2019 Only one set of railroad tracks on a fragile sandstone bluff in…

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California: Wig Wag Festival Sunday To Celebrate Restoration Of Train Signals

By Bay City News Service, SFGate.com; July 24, 2019 Railroads were essential to the settlement and founding of Richmond in…

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This Tiny Boston Tunnel Is the Missing Piece to Finally Connect the Entire East Coast

By Kastalia Medrano, Thrillist; July 22, 2019 If you look at the 457 miles of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) rail…

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Rail car maker FreightCar to close Roanoke, Virginia factory and eliminate 200 jobs

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch; July 22, 2019 Two hundred people will be rendered jobless with the…

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Opinion: How Britain’s love affair with trains ran out of steam

By Sheena McKenzie, CNN; July 16, 2019 London (CNN) – Britain has a love-hate relationship with its railways. The Victorians…

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Opinion: Safety first? Or privacy first?

By David Schanoes, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 9, 2019 I have this friend, a railroad professional. I know I would…

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Judge clears path for $1Billion railroad bridge plan in Connecticut

By The Associated Press, The Darien Times; July 9, 2019 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has cleared…

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North Carolina Railroad sued over documents on killed transit project

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 2, 2019 The Southern Environmental Law Center is taking the N.C. Railroad to…

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Maine: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad had decades-long history throughout The County

By Melissa Lizotte, The County; July 2, 2019 FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — Before the days when tractor trailer trucks and…

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India: A nation’s history, on track

A Book Review By Gaurav Kanthwal, The Tribune; July 2, 2019 What is the Hindi word for a train? Loh-path-gamini…

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New York high-speed rail project faces another delay

By Eric Anderson, The Albany Times-Union; April 26, 2019 Albany Efforts to boost passenger train speeds across upstate New York…

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Opinion: Private rail is an American asset

By Raymond J. Keating, The Detroit News; June 23, 2019 Like the Green New Deal, former vice president Joe Biden’s…

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